Nature - explores the interrelationship between us and our environment and looks at ways we are able to come into harmony with our surroundings and our inner nature. This blog will encourage any activities which will help us to "Live with Nature"

Thursday, June 01, 2006

wedding collage ...... roopesh twin sister got married ....... murali and muttu got married ........ 5 marriages in a month ....... no more kerala trip for next couple of week :-( Posted by Picasa

prakash anna in cow boy style ....... we had a nice time in fashion folks. last day when i went to drop sreeram anna .... i got some time to peep into to shop a get some stuff for me .......... i got a trekking bag, floaters, disel cargo, party wear and a nice metal mala .......  Posted by Picasa

went to ashram last day and found this beautiful insect............. what do u think ??? Posted by Picasa

this is a rare stone .......... very few gets this ......... u have to really blessed to get this .......... u know who got this .......... sujith ........ and u know what this stone is ...... its a kidney stone :-) Posted by Picasa

long shot with shyam's tripod and nikon cam ........... night pooram .... i was watching this with raghuji from Art of living foundation ..........  Posted by Picasa

hands of a expert madalam player. madalam playes a important role in panchavadyam .......... Madhalam is a drum made out of the wood of the jackfruit tree. It has two sides for playing, made out of leather, which give different beats. This is a heavy instrument which is tied around the waist of the person playing and the player stands all the while to perform. Posted by Picasa

this guy made us jump ...... pallavoor kuttan marar ....... amazing personality .......Mr. Kuttan Marar, disciple of Peruvanam Appu Marar, Kumarapuram Appu Marar and Sreenarayanapuram Appu Marar, has been associated with the Ilanjithara Melam for nearly 30 years. He has been its `pramanam' (chief) for nine years. Recipient of the Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi and Guruvayurappan Awards in 2002, Mr. Kuttan Marar has performed extensively in the country and abroad. for more info Posted by Picasa

he saw me clicking and gave me a beautiful smile ...... these people do a great job during the festival ....... 24hr on duty .......... hands up to these great souls  Posted by Picasa

all-boys-party .......... very rarely i see girls during pooram ..... may be its very tough for feeemails in the sun .........  Posted by Picasa

when we jump they rest .... and when they walk we rest .......... during panchavadyam mahouts taking a little rest :-) Posted by Picasa

collage of pandal decoration..... during the pooram festival the temple will get light decoration. its a art in itself ...... since we have seen it from our childhood its nothing great .... but people from around the world come to this day long festival. Its a nice way of excreting waste from our body .......... because we sweet a lot........... Posted by Picasa

begger's art.... during thrissur pooram i badly wanted to get some nice night shots in my nikon cam........... was walking near dhanalakshmi bank and found this amazing piece of art. can u see a person ( looks like a begger in our eyes ) made this miracle ...... god is really crazy ..... or r we crazy ???? Posted by Picasa

Monday, May 15, 2006

hey hey its me .... Posted by Picasa

green adds beauty to white .... or is it other way round.  Posted by Picasa

shadow shot ..... me and my friend photographer shyam at villangan kunnu, a hill station near thrissur ....... we went there early morning ( around 6:30 AM ) ........ when we finished our session at 9Am, one security guard came and told us that people are not allowed before 9AM. one the way back we had really nice puttu + kadalai + pazham and chai from a small cute hotel  Posted by Picasa

many people liked this shot ..... may be because of the ambience and ofcourse ____  Posted by Picasa

in the middle of a road .... after an hour long swimming session at basavangudi pool we were waiting for hot davangera butter dosa ...... i was not able to resist my temptation to click this one ..... sujith was laughing at me and people screaming at me ....... i was blocking the ROAD  Posted by Picasa

a lion cat .....  Posted by Picasa

i always love to click this flower ...... last one month i was in kerala, enjoying home food and the beauty of the land ..... one day early morning when i was doing my Surya namaskar i saw this flower with a huge smile ......

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during sreedhar wedding .... people from chennai came to kerala to attend the marriage .... we had planned a temple visit for all the visitors ...... the troup went to guruvayoor ( famous krishna temple ) and then mamiyoor temple ( very close to guruvayoor ) ....... hey the name guruvayoor came from Guru and Vayu ( the air god ) oor means place ..... so guruvayoour means -- The place of guru and vayu :-) Posted by Picasa

in the middle of green ....  Posted by Picasa

Monday, April 03, 2006

Vishu (വിഷൂ) is a festival held in the state of Kerala (and adjoining areas of Tamil Nadu) in India around the first day in the Malayalam month of Medam (March – April). This occasion signifies the Sun's transit to the zodiac Mesha Mesha Raasi as per Indian astrological calculations. This day is celebrated in almost all places in India by the Hindus albeit by different names. In Bihar this day is called Bihu, in Punjab Baisakhi and in Tamil Nadu Puthandu.

The festival is marked with offerings to the divine called Vishukkani. The offerings consist of a ritual arrangement in the puja room of auspicious articles like raw rice, fresh linen, golden cucumber, betel leaves, arecanut, metal mirror, the yellow flowers konna (Cassia fistula), and a holy text and coins, in a bell metal vessel called uruli. A lighted bell metal lamp called nilavilakku is also placed alongside. This arrangement is completed by women the previous night. On the day of Vishu, the custom is to wake up at dawn and go to the puja room with the eyes closed so that the Vishukanni is the first thing one sees. The Vishukani is later taken and distributed among the poor people. It is not uncommon for children to burst fireworks after the Vishukanni. The people wear new clothes (kodi vastram) for the occasion and the elders of the family distribute tokens of money to the children, servants and tenants. These tokens are called the Vishukaineetam and are usually in form of coins. People carry on this custom believing that in this way, their children will be blessed with prosperity in future.

Vishu is also a day of feasting, wherein the edibles consist of roughly equal proportions of salty, sweet, sour and bitter items. Feast items include 'Veppampoorasam' (a bitter preparation of neem) and 'Mampazhapachadi' (a sour mango soup).

dine with muttu, kukku and family Posted by Picasa

a complete kerala meal Posted by Picasa

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Living life as joy, and with ease, is spirituality. Spirituality is not some ritual, nor its doing something special. It is a very pleasant state of our being, an uplifted state of your being -- seeing that the whole world is all sprit; its all consciousness. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, February 09, 2006

She is beautiful, her look, figure, etc ..... makes it soooo attractive ......... got in manorama circle in my home town, thrissur Posted by Picasa